'''Margaret Eleanor Atwood''', (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic
, essayist, and environmentalism|environmental activist
. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award
and Prince of Asturias Awards|Prince of Asturias Award
for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize
five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award
several times, winning twice. In 2001, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame
She is also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada
, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.
Among innumerable contributions to Canadian literature
, she was a founding trustee of the Griffin Poetry Prize
Atwood is also the inventor, and developer, of the LongPen
and associated technologies that facilitate the remote robotic writing of...